The Danish Directors 2 (Book)
Dialogues on the New Danish Fiction Cinema
The Danish Directors 2 provides a practitioner’s perspective on the social, cultural and economic milieus in which Danish filmmakers have been able to develop their practice and to thrive. It includes insider information about the making, marketing and distribution of award-winning films, and interviews with seminal directors such as Lone Scherfig.
Over the last two decades or so, the New Danish Cinema has established itself as an important source of cinematic renewal and innovation, and as a model for how small, minor or peripheral cinemas can survive in an industry dominated by Global Hollywood. Following in the footsteps of critically-acclaimed The Danish Directors (also published by Intellect), The Danish Directors 2 provides a practitioner’s perspective on the social, cultural, and economic milieus in which Danish ﬁlm-makers have been able to develop their practice, and to thrive.
With insider information about the making, marketing and distribution of award-winning ﬁlms, and interviews with seminal directors such as Anders Thomas Jensen, Annette K. Olesen, and Lone Scherﬁg, The Danish Directors 2 allows readers entry into what might seem to be a forbidding body of work. The editors are knowledgeable and sensitive interrogators, and their appreciation of the speciﬁc qualities of each director’s work elicits thoughtful replies. This volume will appeal to students, scholars, and cinephiles alike.
Mette Hjort is professor of visual studies at Lingnan University in Hong Kong and affiliate professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Eva Jørholt is associate professor of film studies at the University of Copenhagen.
Eva Novrup Redvall is Assistant Professor in the Film and Media Studies Section of the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication at the University of Copenhagen.
Chapter 1: Nikolaj Arcel
Chapter 2: Christoffer Boe
Chapter 3: Pernille Fischer Christensen
Chapter 4: Per Fly
Chapter 5: Peter Schønau Fog
Chapter 6: Henrik Ruben Genz
Chapter 7: Anders Thomas Jensen
Chapter 8: Hella Joof
Chapter 9: Ole Christian Madsen
Chapter 10: Anders Morgenthaler
Chapter 11: Annette K. Olesen
Chapter 12: Niels Arden Oplev
Chapter 13: Lone Scherfig
Chapter 14: Omar Shargawi
Chapter 15: Simon Staho
Chapter 16: Paprika Steen
Chapter 17: Jacob Thuesen